Looseleaf Binders and Devices

Published: June 1, 1997 - 76 Pages

Table of Contents

Section 1: Executive Summary

  • Market Trends
  • Shipments and Imports
  • Factors Driving Demand
  • Cost Structure and the Competitive Environment
  • Future Outlook
  • Scope And Methodology

Section 2: Market Trends

Section 3: Shipments And Imports

Section 4: End-Use Markets And Factors Affecting Demand

Section 5: Cost Structure Of U.S. Plants And The Competitive Environment

Section 6: Company Profiles

  • American Brands, Inc.
  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • DVC Industries, Inc.
  • Esselte AB
  • General Binding Corp.
  • The Mead Corp.


The $1.9-billion looseleaf binder and device market strengthened during the current recovery period due to growing demand from home, educational, and business service markets. U.S. manufacturers also benefited from rising foreign sales. This SBI First Look profile uncovers this and other trends in its analysis of U.S. shipments, imports, end-use markets, factors affecting demand, exports, plant cost structure, and competitive environment. Shipment data are provided for stock and custom-ring binders; flexible prong, plastic channel, and report covers; and other specialty binders. Strategies to outpace future market growth trends and further boost bottom-line performance are included in the profiles of the industry's major competitors, including American Brands, Avery Dennison, Esselte, and Mead. Individual sections are available. Call for prices.

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